We’ve all been there. It’s the middle of the night, you want eggs, but there’s no stove in your dorm room. Usually this is a soul-crushing realization, but fear not! Daniel Holzman, owner of The Meatball Shop, has figured out a way to make an omelet with a clothing iron. And it works. Just make sure you don’t get any yolk on your favorite top…

This is episode 5 of our video series in collaboration with Food & Wine called, “The College Try.” We challenge our favorite, most adventurous chefs to create awesome food with typical college cooking equipment and ingredients. The results are pretty epic, so you should definitely start making the most of that dorm room life. Game on.

Clothing Iron Omelet

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Total Time:15 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clothing iron
  • 1 roll duct tape
  • tin foil
Photo by Max Bartick
Photo by Max Bartick

Step 1

Duct tape your iron upside-down on a sturdy table.

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GIF by Max Bartick

Step 2

Fold a long sheet of tin foil over the iron to shape it.

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GIF by Max Bartick

Step 3

Flip the tin foil over to make a pan on top of the iron.

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GIF by Max Bartick

Step 4

Turn the iron on and throw some butter in there.

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GIF by Max Bartick

Step 5

Add spinach to the pan.

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GIF by Max Bartick

Step 6

Whisk three eggs.

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GIF by Max Bartick

Step 7

Add cheese to the eggs.

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GIF by Max Bartick

Step 8

Pour the cheesy eggs into your pan.

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GIF by Max Bartick

Step 9

Let it cook for six minutes.

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GIF by Max Bartick

Step 10

Plate your fancy omelet and enjoy.

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GIF by Max Bartick

Step 11

You are now an Iron Chef.

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GIF by Max Bartick